Use this gentle all-purpose balm to nourish and soothe your skin every day. Lemon and Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca) are known to be excellent for the skin because of their cleansing properties. Lavender is a gentle calming oil known for its healing benefits as well. It’s incredibly simple to make and suited for all skin types.
Combine 2 ounces of raw coconut oil and essential oils into a small glass bowl or directly in the glass jar. Mix well with a metal fork or spoon and store in a cool, dark place. Apply directly to the skin as needed.
Essential Oil Properties In This Recipe
Lavender Essential Oil:
Aroma: Sweet, floral, herbaceous, light fresh and soft aroma
Pairs Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, pine, and nutmeg.
Properties: Calming, sleep-inducing, antiseptic, analgesic, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, antifungal, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, sudorific and vulnerary.
Tea Tree Essential Oil:
Aroma: Fresh, potent, spicy-camphoraceous, rather pungent smell and warm.
Pairs Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile german, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, myrrh, nutmeg, oakmoss, oregano, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rosewood, rosemary, thyme, and ylang ylang
Properties: Antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, fungicide, insecticide, antiseptic, bactericide, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant, and sudorific.
Lemon Essential Oil:
Aroma: Sharp, fresh smell, clean, sugary citrus and slightly sour.
Pairs Well With: Benzoin, chamomile, cistus, elemi, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, neroli, oakmoss, rose, sandalwood and ylang ylang.
Properties: Anti-anemic, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, anti-sclerotic, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, tonic and vermifuge.